Feel Like A Stranger, Friend Of The Devil, Minglewood Blues, Tennessee Jed, Cassidy, It Must Have Been The Roses, Beer Barrel Polka-> On The Road Again-> Beat It On Down The Line, Stagger Lee, I Need A Miracle-> Bertha
China Cat Sunflower-> I Know You Rider, Lost Sailor-> Saint Of Circumstance-> Eyes Of The World-> Drums-> Iko Iko-> Truckin'-> Stella Blue-> Sugar Magnolia, E:It's All Over Now Baby Blue-> E: Johnny B. Goode
January 9, 2020 Subject:
I'm not usually partial to 80s shows, but obviously there are quite a lot of gems that one should not miss and this show is definitely worth a listen. If you only have a little time, the Lost Sailor>Saint>Eyes is not-miss territory.
September 13, 2019 Subject:
my 13th show
I went to the Greek Theater in May, then Alpine right before this show. I was lucky boy! 6 shows in '82.
Others I know went to Red Rocks and such, but I "had to work". No big dealio. None of them saw the Austin show that the tour heads were all saying was the best of the summer tour.
Anyways, I was not planning on the Iowa City show. Way out in the middle of nowhere. But, I had a car, and got a call from some friends saying they needed a ride and they had hotel and tix for me. Work was going to wait.
I got to say the lot scene was like a sleeper zone. The huge rectangular cavern venue was not some beautiful place. I'd never been inside a field house before. Security was petty much none existent. So, we walked up to the front where I always was at the 101 GD shows I attended. Other places it was a major achievement to get up there. Not at the Fieldhouse.
They started out strong with Stranger. They didn't let up. Had some kind of Bobby is having a sound problem thingy. Well, that was what we thought. We tried screwing our heads back on in those few minutes, and then they loaded the canon again. Holy cow! The rest of the set was really fun! I mean we were on fire after it.
We were taken care of properly in the lot ahead of time. I don't have memories of the set break. Thank god they opened the 2nd set with Cinacat/Rider. This was my 3rd 2nd set opener with this that year. I was not let down. not at all. Then the Lost/Saint/Eyes thing shot me way out there. I had a hard time finding a purchase to hold onto during the Space that got a bit melty. Then Iko became my purchase. And Truckin thru the end was, can I pun, Stellar! And doing the Around tease was just so fun to see it getting nixed! I didn't need to see three Around N Around in 6 shows.
Phil came out and asked for a better place for them to play in, and they thanked the heads for a successful tour with a double encore! I saw three double encores that year. This time they didn't do Satisfaction.
Outside after the show the Heads were selling their leftover sheets for 40. So they could have some money to get home with. 1982 was a good year to see the boys. They were playing well.
Thank you CM for what you do to make us kids happy. 5 stars because of the recording and the most bountiful playing by the band and of course the Dead heads that make it all possible. The brief sound corrections in the firsts et was not much to mention. It was just a funny moment along the way, and I learned a new phrase "hoist by your own petard". If that is how it is spelled?
February 17, 2016 Subject:
Bob's playing, in particular during Iko Iko is unusual and inspired.
January 27, 2014 Subject:
What can you say
There aren't enough stars in the universe to rate this superlative show. Listen to the Eyes if you only have time for one song.
December 7, 2013 Subject:
if i see 'doug the dude' has OK'd the show then it must be good!
August 10, 2013 Subject:
Incredible; easy one of the best shows I've ever heard from '82. Some highlights:
*Stagger Lee is probably the gutsiest song Garcia and Hunter ever wrote. One of the only examples I can think of an outright *sequel*, not a re-arranging, to an old folk song. Awesome approach here!
*Bertha to close the set - they pick up this dance-fever thing they can't shed for the remainder of the show.
*The Eyes is famous, yes, but don't overlook the 2nd set's secret weapon: Sailor > Saint. Lost Sailor is such a cool composition.
Thanks again CM for this remaster - sounds very, VERY clear -
April 8, 2013 Subject:
You know it's gonna get stranger
A nice long 1st set with great song selections.and love the I Need a Miracle>Bertha to end it.The sound quality is top notch! The second set does not disappoint with a well played China>Rider and a Iko Iko>Truckin out of space..Well played from start to finish..GIVE IT A WHIRL!!!!!!!!!!!
October 13, 2011 Subject:
I have Set II on cassette and listened to it at least a hundred times. What a treat to hear Set I in its entirety. Smokin’ entire show with great energy.
never thought i'd say this about a show from the 80's,but this is easily on my top 10 list.the guys are playing super tight,jerrys spot on the entire show...what can you say but holy@#*%
March 13, 2011 Subject:
This was the last of the mid-west shows for many of us...the next show was far far west, Washington state.
This show was a gift and a good-bye to so many of us who had spent so much time sharing the music.
February 23, 2011 Subject:
smokin' hot BIODTL. Didn't see this show but had the cassette for yrs. excellent recording, thanks for the great tunes!
February 17, 2010 Subject:
gd hour set 2
wxpn 88.5fm NJ
selected the second set but the first is just as well as the second IMHO,miller-masterpiece